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Motion on leaving Laureate job


Andrew Motion ends his decade-long tenure as Poet Laureate later this year.

He has said in the past that the job of writing verse for the Royal Family was "thankless" and even gave him a case of writer's block.

He spoke to the BBC about what he will miss and what he won't miss when he leaves the job.


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